Pasta Twists

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Apr. 03, 2015

Children enjoy pasta. Here is another way you can dish out pasta for children. Half-boiled and deep-fried, they become a crunchy treat to eat. You can toss them with seasoning and serve. Experiment with pasta shapes and colors.


Whole wheat fusilli 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Oil 1 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Dried mixed herbs 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Freshly ground black pepper 1/2 Teaspoon
Oil 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For deep frying)



In a broad non- stick pan, combine enough water, oil and salt. Bring to a boil. 

Add pasta and cook on a medium flame for 10 to 12 minutes or till the pasta is 50% cooked, while stirring occasionally. Drain well and refresh using enough cold water.

Place a muslin cloth on a clean, dry surface, spread the cooked pasta over it, and keep aside for 10 minutes. 

Meanwhile, combine the mixed herbs, pepper powder and salt in a small bowl and mix well. Keep aside.

Heat oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry half the pasta, till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.

Repeat step 5 to deep-fry the remaining pasta in one more batch.

Sprinkle the mixed herbs-pepper mixture on the fried pasta and toss well.

Keep aside to cool completely. 


Store in an air-tight container and serve as required.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 1

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 643Calories from Fat 284

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 33 g50.8%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 458 mg19.08%

Total Carbohydrates 89 g29.7%

Dietary Fiber 13 g52%


Protein 15 g30%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet